Now, if you were using a cable internet connection, you are using it with a modem or directly without a modem. For those who don't know what a modem is, a modem is a device that converts data from the analog waveform to the digital format. Now, for example, you have purchased a Netgear router and I don't know how to set it up. Here is a complete guide to setting up your router in simple steps. Although setup instructions are often provided in the manual, they are not detailed and show each step required. Here in this tutorial I'll walk you through the setup, even if you've never done it before and are a complete beginner.
Case I: In case of modem
- Make the assembly shown in the following image.
- Connect the Internet to the modem
- Connect the modem to the router with the short Ethernet cable that came with the router.
- Connect the Ethernet cable to the different colored slot. In my case it is blue.
Case 2: if no modem is required.
- Configure the assembly as shown in the image below.
- Connect the Internet cable to the router. There will be four or five spaces. One of the slots will be a different color. Plug it into the slot of different color.
- Now connect the power plug to the router and turn it on.
Look at the bottom of the router
Now open your WiFi on your laptop and connect to the Wi-Fi network name. In the image above, the WiFi network name is NETGEAR12.
When you try to connect for the first time, you will be prompted for a network password. You need to enter the network key (password) found at the bottom of the router here.
Once you are connected. Open a browser of your choice and type url: routerlogin.net
It will now ask for your username and password. Enter the user ID and password obtained from the manual. In my case, since I bought a netgear router, it is -
User ID - administration
Password - Costa degli Etruschi is the password
After logging in, click Internet in the left sidebar. On the next page you need to enter the following details.
- IP address
- IP subnet mask
- Gateway IP address
- Primary DNS
- Secondary DNS
- MAC address of the router
Now for the first five details, go to your network connections and go to the TCP / IPV4 properties, write them down in a notepad and enter them in routerlogin.net.
As for the Mac address of the router, it will automatically be preloaded into the module. you can also find it on the back of your router.
Enter all the details found in the two images above in the routerlogin.net login forms as indicated.
Now finally click Apply. It will take a few seconds to show a progress bar and you can now browse the internet.
Before continuing, click on wireless in the left bar and change the password there. Choose a different name (SSID). I've seen some of my friends use Trojans or viruses as their SSID name, so anyone else trying to connect to their wifi will think so. Whatever the SSID name, choose a strong password with combinations of alphanumeric characters.
If your internet connection requires a login. The web page you open will require a login. You can also enter your login information on routerlogin.net, but this is not recommended as it adds a layer of security against the use of the internet by others.